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when to stop turning eggs?

post #1 of 6
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I was just wondering when to boost up the humidity and stop turning the eggs....on the 18th day or 19th day. I have read that some people do it on the 18th day and some on the 19th day. I have 10 EE eggs and 2 white leghorn eggs and I'm on the 15th day.

post #2 of 6

EVerything that I've been told or read says day 18.   Am very interested in hearing from others too.

Wilbur, Mr. Whitestone and 19 hens.... a good mix - BOs, Wheaten Marans, Whtn Marans/Whtn Americaunas(Olive eggers), BLRWs, EE, Jarhons, etc. 
Exuberant Josie our shep/lab mx and Cricket our super mouser 

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Wilbur, Mr. Whitestone and 19 hens.... a good mix - BOs, Wheaten Marans, Whtn Marans/Whtn Americaunas(Olive eggers), BLRWs, EE, Jarhons, etc. 
Exuberant Josie our shep/lab mx and Cricket our super mouser 

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post #3 of 6

For chicken eggs, I stop turning (remove the auto-turner) and raise the humidity on day 18.



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post #4 of 6
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Thanks both of you. I thought it was the 18th day, but thought I had read somewhere on here that someone had done it on the 19th. Well then...that means in 3 days I stop turning,raise humidity and watch and wait,and don't touch ....wooo hooooo...I'm gonna have some babies! I hope!

post #5 of 6

very eggciting!!!!  Good luck  flfl  jumpyjumpy

Wilbur, Mr. Whitestone and 19 hens.... a good mix - BOs, Wheaten Marans, Whtn Marans/Whtn Americaunas(Olive eggers), BLRWs, EE, Jarhons, etc. 
Exuberant Josie our shep/lab mx and Cricket our super mouser 

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Wilbur, Mr. Whitestone and 19 hens.... a good mix - BOs, Wheaten Marans, Whtn Marans/Whtn Americaunas(Olive eggers), BLRWs, EE, Jarhons, etc. 
Exuberant Josie our shep/lab mx and Cricket our super mouser 

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Thanks so much.... I think I need all the luck I can get. I can see by candling, that the babies are growing fine and are active, but I worry that something might go wrong between now and hatching. I candle every night to make sure they are all still alive. I'm going to go crazy with worry when I have to stop candling on the 18th day.


Edited by Myst4 - 4/28/08 at 12:21pm
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